PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Auckland, Ronald James (Service number: 1323055/169582)
Date of birth: January 18th, 1922 (Portsmouth/England, Great Britain)
Date of death:  July 22nd, 2016 (Guildford/England, Great Britain)
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
?: Sergeant;
December 17th, 1943: Pilot officer on probation (emergency);
June 17th, 1944: Pilot Officer;
June 17th, 1944: Flying Officer (war subs.);
December 17th, 1945: Flight Lieutenant (war subs.);
October 21st, 1947: Flying Officer.

Career:
June 21st, 1938: Departmental Clerical Class, Admiralty;
?- October 21st, 1952: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Pilot Officer
Unit: No. 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: June 9th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"This officer has completed very many sorties, including eleven attacks on the capital of the German Reich. He is an intrepid and skilful pilot whose determination to achieve success has been most commendable. One night in May, 1944, after an attack on Toulouse, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and sustained much damage. The rudder control was severed, the elevator trimming tabs were shot away, the bomb doors could not be closed and the fuselage was
pierced in many places. The aircraft became extremely difficult to control but Pilot Officer Auckland flew it back to this country. He displayed skill, courage and determination of a high order."
 
     
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE)
Unit: Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence
Awarded on: June 15th, 1974
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Michael Alliott
Information source(s):   - Memory - International Bomber Command Centre
- The London Gazette of 8th July 1938, Issue 34529, Page 4423
- Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 28th January 1944, Issue 36354, Page 583
- Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 6th June 1944, Issue 36555, Page 2755
- Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 18th July 1944, Issue 36617, Page 3389
- Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 15th January 1946, Issue 37435, Page 521
- Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 28th November 1947, Issue 38137, Page 5710
- Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 24th October 1952, Issue 39680, Page 5673
- Supplement to The London Gazette of 15th June 1974, Issue 46310, Page 6804
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